The Code Compliance team responds to concerns about possible code violations occurring on private property. We work with reported violations of a variety of codes and ordinances.
Our goal is to inform, educate and work towards resolution, and provide a reasonable opportunity for voluntary compliance.
Mission & Vision
Code Compliance aspires to serve as neighborhood stewards, working to achieve successful resolutions as One City by building harmonious partnerships among our diverse communities. Its mission is to provide comprehensive education and enforcement that promotes voluntary compliance and resolution of violations that are consistent, fair, equitable, and responsive to the community.
Possible Code Violations
Code compliance officers respond to your concerns about:
Construction, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and clearing & grading work without permits; abandoned and dangerous buildings.
Single-family residences used as illegal duplexes or for independent room rentals. See Rentals.
Housing and reasonable accommodations denied based on discrimination, including but not limited to race, family status and financial assistance (Section 8 housing vouchers and certificates).
Businesses conducted in a residence without a Home Occupation permit (exemptions are home businesses without outside employees and no exterior indications of business being conducted).
Vehicles on private property that are inoperable (i.e., flat tire, extensive damage, missing major parts). See Storage of Inoperable Motor Vehicles.
Land Use Violations:
Violations of zoning and development regulations (i.e., business located in a non-permitted zone, intrusions into required setbacks, keeping of non-permitted animals on property).
Litter on Private Property:
Dumpsters overflowing with garbage; illegal dumping of garbage.
Stationary noise from heat pumps, air conditioners, etc. Note: Construction-noise violations are enforced by the Bellevue Police Department. See regulation of Construction-Site Noise.
Appliances, debris and junk on private property. Recreational Vehicles, Boats, Trailers:Violations of storage restrictions on residential property.
All signs must be approved by the Development Services Department. Temporary and A-board signs are permitted only in special circumstances for a limited period of time. Sign violations are subject to a mandatory monetary penalty.
Conflict Assistance can be a good alternative to conflicts with neighbors over code violations.